Laguna Playhouse Presents Tony and Pulitzer Winning CLYBOURNE PARK

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Laguna Playhouse Presents Tony and Pulitzer Winning CLYBOURNE PARK

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to present the final show in its 97thseason, the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer and Tony award winner for Best Play, CYLBOURNE PARK, written by Bruce Norris and directed by Matt August. Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, "What a privilege to close this extraordinary season with one of the most important plays of the past decade." Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. "Under the direction of Matt August and with our exceptional cast, our subscribers and audiences are in for an unforgettable evening of thrilling and thought provoking theatre." CYLBOURNE PARK will begin previews on Wednesday, June 6; will open on Sunday, June 10 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.

A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking drama A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp satire examines race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Smart and funny, this Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play featured the evolution of a house, acting as the focus of reactions to the shifting racial landscape of a community.


Matt August (Director) directs regularly at regional theatres, for national tours, at Madison Square Garden and twice on Broadway. His shows have been highlighted at "The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "The Wendy Williams Show" and even performed at the White House. He has been recognized with nominations and awards including the LA Ovation, Helen Hayes, Mac, Bay Area Critics, Broadway World, and Australia's Helpmann Awards. His work has appeared on Year End Top-Ten lists for the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Arizona Republic, Oakland Tribune, Tuscon Sun, San Jose Mercury News and NPR/KQED. Matt has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Old Globe Theatre, Drama League, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Acting Company, Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, the Juilliard School, and San Francisco's Zen Center. In addition to theatre, he was awarded the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant and directed the short family film "How to Get to Candybar" which has played at festivals around the world and twice been awarded "Best Comedy Short."

Bruce Norris (Playwright) is the author of the plays Domesticated, The Low Road, A Parallelogram, Clybourne Park, The Unmentionables, The Pain And The Itch, Purple Heart, We All Went Down To Amsterdam,andThe Infidel, among others. In 2011 - 2012 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the Olivier, Evening Standard, and Tony Awards for Clybourne Parkin the West End and on Broadway. His work has been produced by Steppenwolf Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Royal Court Theatre, ACT, Yale Repertory Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Staatstheater Mainz, and many others. He is a recipient of the 2009 Steinberg Playwright Award, The 2006 Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama, and two Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best New Work. As an actor he can be seen in the recent film "Sea of Trees." He lives in New York City.

The Cast of CLYBOURNE PARK will feature (in alphabetical order): Heather Ayers, Jennifer Cannon, Jay Donnell, JD Cullum, Christian Pedersen, Bryan Porter and Jennifer Shelton.

The Scenic Design is by D. Martyn Bookwalter. The Lighting Design is by Chris Rynne. Costume Design is by Ann Closs Farley. The Sound Design is by Mike Ritchey. The Production Stage Manager is Susie Walsh.

This season is generously underwritten by The Hale Family. Additional Season Sponsors are South Coast Plaza, Haskell White, Surterre Properties, Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders, Gelson's, and Nolet's Silver Dry Gin.


CYLBOURNE PARK will begin previews on Wednesday, June 6; will open on Sunday, June 10 at 5:30pm and will run throughSunday, June 24, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

Performances will be Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm; Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sundays at 1pm. There will no performance on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30pm or Thursday, June 14 at 2pm. There will be an additional Sunday performance on Sunday, June 17 at 5:30pm.

Tickets range from $45 - $75 and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. Prices subject to change.

The box office is open Mondays - Saturdays: 11a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until showtime on performance days); Sundays: 11a.m. - 4p.m.

For more information on all shows and programming visit Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

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